Jubilee USA Director Issues Statement on NAFTA Negotiating Objectives

The White House released objectives for renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement or NAFTA.‎

Eric LeCompte, Executive Director of the religious development group Jubilee USA, releases the following statement:

Trade agreements can be powerful tools for reducing global poverty and the new negotiating objectives recognize the need for trade to promote global development.

"I'm encouraged that access to medicines and improving dispute settlement mechanisms are included in the new trade negotiating goals.

"While I applaud efforts to resolve trade disputes transparently, we need to be sure that disputes can be resolved in ways that don't violate the sovereignty of a country."